Forward NJ releases list of county, mayoral support

From left: Balmir, Wimberly, Taylor, Jones.

From left: Balmir, Wimberly, Taylor, Jones.

Forward NJ, a broad-based coalition of more than 75 Garden State organizations representing over 1.5 million New Jersey residents and more than 140,000 New Jersey businesses focused on reforming the state’s transportation system, is set to announce the support of over 30 mayors and representatives of 10 county governments today.

An advocacy group announced by officials in September, Forward NJ’s goals include replenishing the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund — which according to some estimates, will be insolvent in less than a year — and calling on lawmakers to come up with solutions for financing it. The TTF needs $20 billion over the next 10 years to maintain and improve the state’s roads, bridges, and mass transit systems, as well as to begin critical projects, the organization’s officials say.

On Wednesday, the group released two new radio advertisements, calling attention to the need to fix the state’s crumbling infrastructure. The ads discuss the 2007 collapse of the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

Endorsements are listed below. Copies of their letters of support are available at ForwardNJ’s website,




Atlantic County Freeholder Will Pauls

Burlington County Board of Freeholders

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise

Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes

Middlesex County Board of Freeholders

Monmouth County Board of Freeholders

Passaic County Board of Freeholders

Sussex County Board of Freeholders

Union County Board of Freeholders



Aberdeen Mayor Fred Tagliarini

Asbury Park Mayor Myra Campbell

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty

Berkeley Heights Mayor Joseph Bruno

Brick Mayor John Ducey

Camden Mayor Dana Redd

Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn

Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi

Collingswood Mayor M. James Maley

East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor

Edison Mayor Tom Lankey

Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage

Florence Mayor Craig Wilkie

Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer

Hazlet Mayor James DiNardo

Howell Mayor William Gotto

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

Lake Como Mayor-Elect Brian Walton

Lawrence Mayor Cathleen Lewis

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik

Mt. Holly Mayor Richard DiFolco

Neptune Township Mayor Michael Brantley

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

Northvale Mayor Stanley “Ed” Piehler

Oceanport Mayor Michael J. Mahon

Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio

Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp

Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu

Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson

Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac

Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler
Union Township Mayor Clifton People
Forward NJ releases list of county, mayoral support